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Howie Roseman: Vick’s “all for” quarterback competition

Marty Mornhinweg,  Michael Vick AP

Michael Vick caused a bit of a stir earlier this offseason when he said that he preferred coach Chip Kelly make a quick decision about who would start at quarterback for the Eagles because it was difficult dealing with the questions that came with the competition.

He’s walked back those comments since then and he will resume his battle with Nick Foles and perhaps Matt Barkley as well at Eagles camp. The team reported for camp on Monday and General Manager Howie Roseman said that his own conversations with Vick have been positive and that the veteran is “really eager to show what he’s capable of.”

“Every conversation I’ve had, and anyone in this building had with Michael about competition, he’s all for it,” Roseman said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He wants the best players to play and he’s not shying away from competition in any aspect. He knew that when we signed him. He knew there was going to be competition at every spot, and he said nothing other than he wants to compete.”

Ultimately, Vick doesn’t have much choice but to be all for the quarterback competition. While Roseman wouldn’t discuss the hypotheticals, there’s a chance Vick could be released if he doesn’t win the starting job because it would save the Eagles $3.5 million and his chances of earning a starting job elsewhere would be compromised by the timing. So it behooves him to be up for anything the Eagles throw his way.

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14 Responses to “Howie Roseman: Vick’s “all for” quarterback competition”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 22, 2013 3:07 PM

    Eagle players are probably wishing for a head coach competition right about now.

  2. ryann252013 says: Jul 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    He better be all for losing it too.

  3. champ1118 says: Jul 22, 2013 3:17 PM

    Of course he says he’s “all for it” regarding a QB competition. Did he really have any choice in the matter? What do you expect him to say, “I’m mad. So I’m gonna sic my dog on Nick Foles!!”

  4. mackcarrington says: Jul 22, 2013 3:20 PM

    If Chip Kelly doesn’t want any lingering controversy, he’ll take the easy way out and release Vick. Until reading this article I never considered that. But just going with Foles and Barkley would make the situation a lot clearer. One veteran and one rookie. Two veterans muddle everything up.

  5. ccjcsr says: Jul 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    Everybody is always open to competition until they get beat then it’s not the right fit or system for them. Vick may win the job be be replaced by midseason for crappy play as usual.

    Somehow I see a Marcus Vick tweet about the same time he gets replaced…

  6. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    howie layng first layer of asphalt on mike vick’s highway out of town…..

  7. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 22, 2013 3:37 PM

    Vick’s going to start. He’s the most unique, hard to replicate talent on the roster. He allows for things to be done offensively that the other two simply can’t do.

    Anybody else remember that roll-out-bomb to D-Jax a couple years ago on the first play from scrimmage? Good luck getting Foles to make that play.

    Not saying he’ll finish the season, healthy or not, just saying he gets the first crack at losing his job.

  8. greymares says: Jul 22, 2013 3:58 PM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Jul 22, 2013 3:37 PM
    Vick’s going to start. He’s the most unique, hard to replicate talent on the roster. He allows for things to be done offensively that the other two simply can’t do.

    Anybody else remember that roll-out-bomb to D-Jax a couple years ago on the first play from scrimmage? Good luck getting Foles to make that play.

    Not saying he’ll finish the season, healthy or not, just saying he gets the first crack at losing his job.—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————yes but do you remember Foles read ing the defense taking a 7 step drop and finding the open receiver, that’s something Vick can’t do

  9. chi01town says: Jul 22, 2013 4:00 PM

    If that idiot dont know that the best
    QB on that team is Michael Vick then he dont deserve him and Vick should leave. Vick gives them the best chance to win. the fans in Philly
    go to that staidium to see Vick play. they need a coach and Philly will lose a lot this season because this coach is dumb

  10. eagles83 says: Jul 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    LOL no one goes to an Eagles game to watch Vick play. Actually, only opposing teams fans go so they can watch him run around and get sacked and place bets on how many turnovers he’ll have, or if he makes it to half time.

  11. larrydavid7000 says: Jul 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    I am not a egirl fan but I am rooting for the worst best QB to win this 3 headed competition. crash egirls crash.

  12. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 22, 2013 4:55 PM

    anyone who thinks the philly fans are going to the stadium to see vick doesn’t know much about the philly fans. they were going when the likes of norm snead, bobby hoying, and doug pederson were the quarterbacks.

    and the only people that still think vick is the best choice are people who didn’t see the last play of the first half last year against arizona. vick took a sure fg and possible td and turned it into a sack, fumble and td for arizona due to being unable to read an obvious blitz that any h.s qb should be able to see…

  13. 1phillyphan says: Jul 22, 2013 9:28 PM

    Sick of idiot fans thinking Foles is the “next great Philly QB”..there is only (2) options for Chip kelly
    1) try and win some games this year with Micheal Vick ( The Eagles best QB as of now)

    2) go with a the young QB of the future and lose some games but build for tomorrow. (Barkley not Foles)

    If option (2) is kelly’s choice..Matt Barkley is the future not Foles. Foles did look great last pre season against all those 4th string defenses but, when Foles played in “real” games he looked lost and slow. Joe Montana couldn’t have won behind that o line last year..but I saw Foles over throw WR’s..not see wide open WR’s and do what everybody says vick does..hold the ball too long

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 23, 2013 9:58 PM

    Send out any one of these 3 stooges you choose. Going to be same result as last season.

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